I will be very brief, because this week is very busy. I should go on Sendepause.
Just one thing, if you would like to see some work James Swan did on refuting some Roman Catholic's misuse of one of Luther's sermons, repeated from book to book, and spread far and wide, please go see this current post. I spent quite a bit of time reading the sermon in question in various versions this weekend, and translated some portions of it for James, summarized the rest, and made some comments, pointed out some inconsistencies. This is a great pleasure and honor for me to do for him to help advance his Luther apologetics work.
Here are two versions of the entire sermon in German. One version has summary that the other one is lacking. The other one has an ending that was removed after that particular edition. You may read and comment if you can and like. When I have time, I might translate it all here. Maybe next week. Ask me questions if you like. Also see my comment on James Swan's post.
All Luther was really trying to say: Stop speculating. Stick with what you have in scripture. Fight your original sin. Be born again by baptism. Struggle with the old Adam daily. Don't bother spending time on praising Mary, listen to the word, instead!
Version one: p. 282 and onward.
Version two (different ending in dispute), p. 43 onward.
See also this new post, which lists the Latin version and the Danish version.
Also James Swan has updated his post.
This week is Love Live Conference Edmonton! See you there!
1 day ago